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's paycheck went down as taxes went up. that will take $200 billion out of the economy. now you have got gas prices spiking. that's going to take even more money out of the economy just as the economy starts to slow down and contract. the timing as you said could not be worse. gregg: you are such a kill joy on a monday morning. stu varney. martha: so this spike at the pump appears to be no fluke but a part of an ongoing trend. gas prices have gone up for 18 consecutive days. 18 states have gas prices higher than the national average. they are feeling the pain of that more than the rest of the states. we are just getting started on this monday morning. gregg: ahead. a deadly chain reaction crash involving a tour bus. details on what investigators think went wrong in a live report. martha: president obama in his super bowl interview. he dropped a bit of news. he is pushing once again for increased revenues. there is only one way to get those these days when you have got an economy that's not growing. former president wash adviser karl rove is here with us next. gregg: a little boy in alabama s
. in the meantime president obama is asking republicans to delay spending cuts with more tax hikes. there are some liberal democrats who say republicans just want to gut the social programs. >> it's time we take off just the green eye shade and look at the people behind the cuts that have been made. $600 million cuts to community health centers. that's talking about taking food out of the mouths of babies. i would say mitch mcconnell is a bully. gregg: will republicans go for president obama's deal? martha: there are some tough new questions for the white house after a memo surfaced that lays out the case for targeting u.s. citizens overseas when they believe they are a threat to our country. the critics say it allows the president to be the judge, jury and executioner on americans. now there is a group of senators who say they want answers to this, and if they don't get them the president's nominee for cia and defense could be held up. >> we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, prevent attacks and save american lives. these strikes are legal, ethica
programs. gregg: he already raised some taxes and tax rates, now he wants more tax revenue. what does that mean, closing loopholes? >> reporter: he wants to close loopholes which he says allows higher income people to take advantage of things that lower their tax rate below the rate paid by salaried and hourly workers. republicans say that any new tax revenue should be used to lower -- lower income tax rates for everyone. they are not sure they want to use that money to lor lower the deficit. that is one of the issues that will need to be resolved as the president and congress workout this deal to avoid this sequester, gregg. gregg: the republicans didn't win the last tax battle. we'll wait and see. wendell goler live at the white house. thank you. martha: there are new questions today about the biggest gas price skwrupl nap years in some states. what is going on out there? we'll have new details and what might be the latest pain at the pump. . . . ..
cuts. they kick in automatically march 1. we'll tell you what americans find so taxing about the president's plan to fix the mess. martha: get ready for a blizzard. a winter storm historic proportions we are being told. >> now is the time before the storm hits. get your shovels ready. sand, fill your gas tanks in your cars. make sure you have enough heating fuel. you know, for at least a week. sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. martha: let's look at what's developing right now in america's newsroom. we are being told the tsunami in the pacific wiped out five villages in the solomon islands. nine bodies have been recovered so far and that number is expected to rise. a report says american airlines is ready to merge with u.s. airways. sources tell us it will happen next week. the merger could create the largest airline in the whole world. how about this
. if you look what the president is propoeing, he is talking about stuff like, raising taxes which is kind of absurd and stimulus spending which the last time did not work. at least depending what side of the aisle you're on you will say whether it worked or not, the but the stimulus plan didn't work the way they said it would work. martha: when you look at that number, it is a pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion has been put into the economy to get get jobs going. jobs council after a few meetings they decided they didn't need that anymore. >> he didn't use them. talk to the people on the council. jeff immelt and ken chenault, privately they were telling people he didn't talk to us. he didn't care. it was kind of a joke if you think about it. martha: but the narrative is out of the white house, look, things are improving. the housing market is starting to pick up. the stock market which a lot of people think is not an indicator how folks across the country feel about the economy, they're saying the numbers are looking pretty good to them. they're happy. >> look at the stock ma
serious tax increases. we'll talk with nancy pelosi about that on sunday. alisyn: all right. chris. we'll be watching. thanks a lot. >> you bet. thanks, ali. rick: one of america's most prominent families falling victim to a hacking attack. personal e-mail accounts of former president george h.w. bush and his family broken into. the fallout from this violation of their privacy next. alisyn: and new information on a massive weapons shipment that was intercepted on the high seas heading to yemen. details on who may have sent those weapons and why. alisyn: the nation's roman catholic bishops rejecting the obama administration's new version of the health care law contraception mandate. the bishops said it does not offer enough safeguards for religious hospitals, colleges and charities that objected to providing such coverage to employees. they're asking for exemption for owners of for-profit businesses because it forces them to violate their religious beliefs. the bishops will continue fighting the federal mandate in court. rick: a hacker getting access to the personal e nails of the -- e-
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